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Title: RailroadKits Firehouse
Post by: SteveCuster on July 11, 2019, 06:11:19 AM
Hello everyone.

I just finished RailroadKits Firehouse. Pretty straightforward hydrocal kit. I ran into a few issues mainly the bell tower got broken off and I had to fabricate my own. I used pinking shears to make the roof shingles.

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Thanks for checking in.

-Steve
Title: Re: RailroadKits Firehouse
Post by: JimF on July 11, 2019, 06:27:40 AM
Steve, WOW! Looks super!

That's the firehouse I want for my diorama, hopefully I'll find one available when the time, and money, comes.

Hope I can do as nice a job as you.

Jim
Title: Re: RailroadKits Firehouse
Post by: SteveCuster on July 11, 2019, 06:55:59 AM
Thanks Jim!

I purchased this and the drug store at the Scranton expo. I understand Jimmy is no longer making the hydrocal kits but Foscale owns them now? If that's the case maybe this one will become available again soon. I've only built the 2 kits but the detail in the castings were excellent. The cleanest hydrocal castings I've run into.

-Steve

Title: Re: RailroadKits Firehouse
Post by: DennisBourey on July 11, 2019, 07:30:21 AM
Steve that is a Beautiful job well done!!!!!! It's tough to beat Hydrocal.
Title: Re: RailroadKits Firehouse
Post by: ReadingBob on July 11, 2019, 07:46:53 AM
Wonderful build Steve!   ;D  Great job all the way around.
Title: Re: RailroadKits Firehouse
Post by: Opa George on July 11, 2019, 08:25:18 AM
I agree with everyone--beautiful job!  The pinking shear shingles also look superb.
--George
Title: Re: RailroadKits Firehouse
Post by: GPdemayo on July 11, 2019, 08:59:06 AM
Well done Steve..... 8)
Title: Re: RailroadKits Firehouse
Post by: friscomike on July 11, 2019, 09:06:52 AM
Nicely done Steve.  I have the kit in the closet, and you have inspired me to get it out for a build.  ~mike c
Title: Re: RailroadKits Firehouse
Post by: ACL1504 on July 11, 2019, 09:07:54 AM
Steve,

Very well done, love the walls. I bought the Firehouse at Scranton as well. I've built or at least started the Drug Store kit way back in 2010. The Firehouse is one the list to build for my small town.

I put stained glass in the upper windows of the Drug Store front. I need to finish the interior on this one.

https://www.kitforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4885 (https://www.kitforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4885)


Tom  ;D
Title: Re: RailroadKits Firehouse
Post by: Dan_Pugatch on July 11, 2019, 10:29:18 AM
Looks awesome! I really dig the kit and may have to get one myself. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: RailroadKits Firehouse
Post by: deemery on July 11, 2019, 11:06:01 AM
Nicely done!  I have a stash of Fulasz kits that I need to dig out, once I'm ready to start the city scene.


dave
Title: Re: RailroadKits Firehouse
Post by: Todd W. on July 11, 2019, 12:48:40 PM
beautiful work Steve!  Been looking at this firehouse on Ed's site for a while now.  Just beautiful and realistically fits most cities without looking junky.  Hopefully Doug brings this one back.
Title: Re: RailroadKits Firehouse
Post by: mark dalrymple on July 11, 2019, 03:12:20 PM
Fantastic looking model, Steve.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: RailroadKits Firehouse
Post by: PRR Modeler on July 11, 2019, 03:30:01 PM
Very well done Steve.
Title: Re: RailroadKits Firehouse
Post by: postalkarl on July 11, 2019, 03:47:49 PM
Hey Steve:

Beautiful job on that one. I think I have one of those to build for my friend.

Karl
Title: Re: RailroadKits Firehouse
Post by: Raymo on July 11, 2019, 07:50:09 PM
A-1 Job on this build Steve! Love the choice of colors!
Title: Re: RailroadKits Firehouse
Post by: SteveCuster on July 11, 2019, 10:53:47 PM
Thanks everyone for the positive feedback!
Title: Re: RailroadKits Firehouse
Post by: MAP on July 12, 2019, 06:46:08 AM
Great build!  Your coloring of the brick is superb.
Title: Re: RailroadKits Firehouse
Post by: RailroadKits on July 12, 2019, 11:14:38 AM
FAN FREAKING TASTIC!